The Road

McCarthy, Cormac

9780307265432

ISBN 10: 0307265439 / 0-307-26543-9
ISBN 13: 9780307265432
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Hardcover
Editorial Reviews for this title:
Synopsis:
A searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy’s masterpiece.

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don’t know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other.

The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, “each the other’s world entire,” are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.

Review:
A work of such terrible beauty that you will struggle to look away -- --Tom Gatti, The Times

I could only take short bursts of it in Degas's rasping, downbeat delivery, but I had to keep going back to it. The completeness of this vision of post-apocalyptic desolation is brilliantly imagined --Karen Robinson, The Sunday Times

You will read on, absolutely convinced, thrilled, mesmerised. --Alan Warner, The Guardian

The conspiratorial, undramatic narration heightens the impact of this powerful and chilling vision of a post-apocalyptic America. Father and son struggle to survive in a ruined environment by feeding off the leavings of the dead. Sounds depressing, but is compelling and strangely beautiful. --Rachel Redford, The Observer

Rupert Degas is the most versatile of narrators: he excels in Haruki Murakami and was Pantalaimon in Philip Pullman's multivoiced Northern Lights. Chill menace is his forte, so when you turn on his narration of Cormac McCarthy's The Road get ready to turn into a hypnotised rabbit. --Christina Hardyment, The Times

This gripping, suspenseful novel will be hard to turn off - even by listeners with no or very little interest in the sci-fi genre. The Road begins in the late fall sometime in the future after catastrophe of horrible proportions has struck the continent. Two survivors, a man and his son, are traveling in a southerly direction. Are they seeking a warmer climate? Are they escaping from marauding bandits? Are they trying to locate other survivors? The pair carry their possessions in a grocery cart. The abandoned towns and cities are covered with a coating of gray ash. The forests contain the charred remains of bushes and trees. They subsist on what they can glean from abandoned houses, barns, and fields. Due to past experiences, they purposely avoid any contact with other people. Were they concerned about deadly contagious disease? robbery? murder? some kind of communicable radiation sickness? As the story progresses, the man becomes seriously ill and finally dies. The boy, of undetermined age, is left alone. Does he survive? Violence is minimal but a sense of doom pervades the story. Narrator Rupert Degas is superb. His deep, whispery, almost ominous tone further enhances this riveting tale of survival in the face of utter hopelessness. He gives each character a distinct voice that is appropriate for the situation. The abridging editor also deserves high marks for maintaining the storyline yet forcing the listener to fill in the blanks, all of which made this a step above a run-of-the-mill sci-fi novel experience. Violence is minimal but a sense of doom pervades the story. --Soundcommentary.com

Rupert Degas is the most versatile of narrators: he excels in Haruki Murakami and was Pantalaimon in Philip Pullman's multivoiced Northern Lights. Chill menace is his forte, so when you turn on his narration of Cormac McCarthy's The Road get ready to turn into a hypnotised rabbit. --Christina Hardyment, The Times

Review

Review:
Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for fiction

From the Publisher

Editorial reviews may belong to another edition of this title.
 

The Road: Search Results

1.
The Road (ISBN: 0307265439 / 0-307-26543-9)
McCarthy, Cormac
ISBN 10: 0307265439
ISBN 13: 9780307265432
Bookseller: Twice Sold Tales (Ashfield, MA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Knopf. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0307265439 brand new fine clean unread copy - enjoy. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1008766

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: £ 5.44
Convert Currency
Shipping: £ 2.45
Within U.S.A.
2.
The Road (ISBN: 0307265439 / 0-307-26543-9)
McCarthy, Cormac
ISBN 10: 0307265439
ISBN 13: 9780307265432
Bookseller: Cloud 9 Books (West Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Knopf. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0307265439 New, Perfect Condition. Ships within 24 hours and all purchases are guaranteed or your money back. Bookseller Inventory # C9.0030238

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: £ 6.19
Convert Currency
Shipping: £ 3.07
Within U.S.A.
3.
The Road (ISBN: 0307265439 / 0-307-26543-9)
McCarthy, Cormac
ISBN 10: 0307265439
ISBN 13: 9780307265432
Bookseller: MediaCastle (San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Knopf, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New. Fast Shipping. APO,FPO welcome. Bookseller Inventory # 913921

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: £ 7.72
Convert Currency
Shipping: £ 2.45
Within U.S.A.
4.
The Road (ISBN: 9780307265432)
McCarthy, Cormac
ISBN 10: 0307265439
ISBN 13: 9780307265432
Bookseller: Paperbackshop-US (Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2006. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US. Bookseller Inventory # VR-9780307265432

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: £ 9.01
Convert Currency
Shipping: £ 2.45
Within U.S.A.
5.
The Road Format: Book (ISBN: 0307265439 / 0-307-26543-9)
McCarthy, Cormac
ISBN 10: 0307265439
ISBN 13: 9780307265432
Bookseller: INDOO (Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0307265439

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: £ 9.50
Convert Currency
Shipping: £ 2.15
Within U.S.A.
6.
The Road (ISBN: 0307265439 / 0-307-26543-9)
McCarthy, Cormac
ISBN 10: 0307265439
ISBN 13: 9780307265432
Bookseller: Nataraj Books, Inc. (Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Knopf. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0307265439 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI210673716

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: £ 9.43
Convert Currency
Shipping: £ 2.45
Within U.S.A.
7.
The Road (ISBN: 0307265439 / 0-307-26543-9)
McCarthy, Cormac
ISBN 10: 0307265439
ISBN 13: 9780307265432
Bookseller: ExtremelyReliable (Richmond, TX, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Knopf. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st, 13th printing. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0307265439

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: £ 9.82
Convert Currency
Shipping: £ 2.45
Within U.S.A.
8.
The Road (ISBN: 0307265439 / 0-307-26543-9)
McCarthy, Cormac
ISBN 10: 0307265439
ISBN 13: 9780307265432
Bookseller: Murray Media (MIAMI SHORES, FL, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 5

Book Description: Knopf. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 0307265439

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: £ 14.85
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE Within U.S.A.
9.
The Road (Hardback) (ISBN: 9780307265432)
McCarthy, Cormac
ISBN 10: 0307265439
ISBN 13: 9780307265432
Bookseller: The Book Depository (Gloucester, UK, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Alfred A. Knopf, United States, 2006. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 243 x 153 mm. Brand New Book. A searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy s masterpiece. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don t know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food--and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, each the other s world entire, are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780307265432

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: £ 14.96
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
10.
The Road (Hardcover) (ISBN: 0307265439 / 0-307-26543-9)
McCarthy, Cormac
ISBN 10: 0307265439
ISBN 13: 9780307265432
Bookseller: Grand Eagle Retail (Romulus, MI, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 153mm x 29mm x 243mm. Hardcover. A searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece.A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save t.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 241 pages. 0.499. Bookseller Inventory # 9780307265432

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: £ 15.64
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE Within U.S.A.
View All Listings for this Book